Passchendaele : The Great Beer

Beer brewed in memory of :

The Battle of Passchendaele (July-Nov) 1917 near the town of Ieper – West Flanders.

A top fermented, thirst quenching blond with low alcohol content. (5,2°)

A blend of Belgian Hops with a spicy aftertaste.

For the soldiers the Battle of Passchendaele was know as “The Battle of Mud” cause of the heavy artillary bombardments that created shell craters that turned into deadly mud pools and in the end no ground gained for the troops.

When opening a bottle of Passchendaele, then please hold a minute of silence to commemorate those who fell on the battlefield in Flanders Fields of 14-18.

Passchendaele beer and matching glassware from Castle-Brewery Van Honsebrouck is available in a 50 cl bottle on Belgiuminabox

http://belgiuminabox.com/shop/belgium-beer-shop/2710-passchendaele-050-l-.html

http://belgiuminabox.com/shop/belgian-beer-glassware/3028-passchendaele-glass-050-l-.html

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Westvleteren12 (Abt) 2014 Bottling

1964-5574The Westvleteren 12 fresh bottling 2014 is now available on Belgiuminabox.

Westvleteren Trappist 12 (Abt) has been voted as Best Beer in it’s category and Best Beer in the world for several years.

All Westvleteren brews : Blond, Extra 8 and 12 (Abt) &  the original Westvleteren glassware, along with the full crates are available on Belgiuminabox.

Also check out the shop for vintage Trappist glassware & aged Trappist ales.

Gezondheid  —  Kurt

 

 

Rodenbach Vin de Céréale 2004

3527-7815I was contacted a couple of days ago if I was interested to buy the stock of someone’s cellar.

The previous pub-owner mentioned he had a decent stock of the epic Rodenbach Vin de Céréale Vintage 2004.

I coudn’t believe my eyes when I saw the boxes of Vin de Céréale he kept for all those years hidden away sitting on the shelve in his beer cellar next to old glassware, beer-trays and beer coasters !

As a beershop-owner, one secretely wishes to be invited in such a beer cellar full of  beer-gems !!

Rodenbach fans, will be delighted to get their hands on one of the last bottles of this master-piece in existance.

Rodenbach Vin de Céréale 2004 is for sale @ Belgiuminabox.

Kurt, Antwerp Feb 23 2014.

 

 

Mort Subite Oude Kriek 2005

unnamedOn a recent visit to a beer-pub in the Antwerp city of Herentals , in the basement of the pub I stumbled upon a stock of Mort Subite Oude Kriek/Kriek à l’Ancienne.

Much to my surprise the Mort Subite Oude Kriek had no bottling date indication, the only number I found on the neck of the bottle was a plain production number..

The only piece of information the pub-owner and myself did find was the ‘official expiration date’ on the back label of the bottle – July 2011. With comparing 2006 and 2008 bottling years of Mort Subite Oud Kriek to their expiration dates, I then knew the bottling date of this brew, being 2005.

I tasted the Mort Subite Oude Kriek 2005 (as I call it) as soon I got back at the warehouse and it was as sour-crisp as one can imagine, a perfect thirstquenching fruit-lambic on a hot summers day.

Brouwerij Mort Subite of Kobbegem-Asse used 25% Belgian cherries per 100 l of lambic to make this Oude Kriek.

All those years, the pub-owner (and first owner) of this fantastic fruit-lambic kept this brew in perfect condition in his cellar.

I am really glad to have found this vintage brew and to add them to the selection of lambics at Belgiuminabox.

Mort Subite Oude Kriek is in my opinion a much under-rated brew from Pajottenland for which brew-master Bruno Reynders can be very proud of !!

Mort Subite Oude Kriek 2005 is available on the shop.

Kurt – Antwerp, Feb 19 2014

 

Cantillon Saint Lamvinus 2013

The Cantillon St Lamvinus/Saint Lamvinus bottling year 2013 is in stock and available in limited numbers on the shop.

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Here’s an explanation of Cantillon’s master-brewer Jean Van Roy about the red grapes added to the Cantillon lambic :

“The grapes, of the merlot and cabernet-franc varieties, are soaked in Bordeaux barrels containing two to three years old lambic. The beer is not blended before the bottling. The foam is caused by the addition of a liquor which starts the fermentation”.

 

This beautiful classic fruit-lambic is currently available @ Belgiuminabox.com

Santé !

Kurt

 

 

 

Cheers  –  Kurt  –  Antwerp Feb 11 204

 

Gouden Carolus Single Malt

gouden-carolus-single-malt-070-l-Gouden Carolus Single Malt is a refined whisky distilled by Stokerij De Molenberg .

Charles Leclev from Brouwerij Het Anker in Mechelen and Stokerij De Molenberg joined forces and make a refined whisky distilled from the mash of Het Anker Gouden Carolus Tripel beer.

Stokerij De Molenberg is Belgium’s first whisky distillery where two hand-hammered, copper pot stills are used. This slow, double distillation process guarantees a pure and refined spirit, which is then matured in oak barrels.

The ensuing aging in classic Bourbon barrels followed by a further aging in Het Anker barrels (wooden barrels made by a barrel maker in accordance with the disteller’s own specifications) resulted in a refined whisky with a full and balanced taste.

The result after 3 years of aging is a refined whisky with a pure and balanced taste.